Assistant Professor in Biology, Tenure-Track

Emory University Oxford College
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 18, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The successful candidate will teach two lecture courses and their accompanying laboratories each semester. Primary teaching responsibilities include introductory biology for majors and non-majors, which cover topics in cellular and molecular biology, genetics, biodiversity, and evolution. Opportunities to teach upper-level courses in the Oxford College biology curriculum are available. We seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in teaching as well as engagement in an active research program with the potential to involve undergraduates. Oxford’s state-of-the-art science facility, which opened in 2016, is designed to promote student-faculty collaboration, scholarship, and innovative teaching in STEM.


Required - A Ph.D. in biology or a sub-discipline, completed by May 2021

Desirable – Candidates with experience in inquiry-based teaching and student-centered learning are particularly encouraged to apply.  Biology faculty use recommendations of Vision and Change and PULSE as guiding principles. We are particularly interested in, but not limited to, applicants with a focus on organismal biology (animal or plant models) and experience or some training in molecular biology.

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of recommendation ONLY via this post. The cover letter must address the candidate's qualifications for the position as well as their interest in working at a liberal arts college with first and second-year students. Applicants are required to submit these materials through Interfolio Evaluation of candidates will begin October 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Nitya Jacob (

One of Emory University’s four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 975 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree. We are interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome. For more information about Oxford College and for a full listing of open positions, visit

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